A controversial law to increase police powers to control protests was included in the Queen’s Speech this morning. The speech also included other already-announced plans for new environmental targets, an overhaul of the planning system and changes to the way public decisions could be challenged in court.
The use of hydrogen to help meet UK carbon targets does not justify an expansion of the onshore oil and gas industry, campaigners said today.
The UK’s credibility to tackle climate change rests on government action over the next 18 months, the official adviser said today.
Fracking Week in Parliament. The Government was questioned this week on the impact that fracking would have on meeting the UK’s climate change targets.
The out-going chair of the Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee urged the next government to challenge opposition to fracking.